Peter Niemeyer

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Peter Niemeyer
Peter Niemeyer 18.jpg
Niemeyer in 2010.
Personal information
Full name Peter Niemeyer
Date of birth (1983-11-22) 22 November 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Hörstel, West Germany
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Playing position Defensive midfielder / Centre back
Club information
Current team
SV Darmstadt 98
Number 18
Youth career
0000–1996 Teuto Riesenbeck
1996–1999 Borussia Emsdetten
1999–2002 Twente
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2002–2007 Twente 106 (4)
2007–2011 Werder Bremen 32 (2)
2007–2010 Werder Bremen II 12 (1)
2010–2011 Hertha BSC (loan) 28 (3)
2011–2015 Hertha BSC 93 (6)
2015– SV Darmstadt 98 44 (2)
National team
2005–2006 Germany U21 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 22 February 2017.

Peter Niemeyer (born 22 November 1983 in Hörstel, North Rhine-Westphalia) is a German professional footballer who plays for SV Darmstadt 98. Mainly a defensive midfielder, he can also operate as a central defender.

Club career[edit]

Although born in Germany, Niemeyer spent the first years of his professional career in the Netherlands, playing for Eredivisie's FC Twente. In mid-January 2007, he joined Bundesliga side SV Werder Bremen, appearing in three league games for the main squad during his first season.

On 29 September 2007, Niemeyer participated in the 8–1 home crushing of Arminia Bielefeld, scoring the game opener and his first Bundesliga goal. Incidentally, he also limped out of the match, after just 33 minutes.

In the 2008–09 season, Niemeyer appeared in a career-best 25 official games, including five in the UEFA Cup, as Werder reached the final against FC Shakhtar Donetsk, where he started in a 1–2 overtime loss.

On 9 August 2010, Niemeyer moved on loan to Hertha BSC, who were relegated to the second division the season before.[1] On 4 October during the live televised league game against Alemannia Aachen, he attempted to give the first professional female referee, Bibiana Steinhaus, a pat on the shoulder, but accidentally brushed her left breast instead. Fortunately for him, she saw the funny side and took no disciplinary action.[2]

On 3 August 2015, Niemeyer signed for recently promoted SV Darmstadt 98 in the Bundesliga on a three-year deal.[3]



  1. ^ "Hertha zahlt 200.000 Euro für Niemeyer" [Hertha pays 200.000 Euros for Niemeyer] (in German). Berlin Online. 9 August 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Cup a feel". Live Leak. Retrieved 4 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Lilien verpflichten Peter Niemeyer von Hertha BSC" (in German). SV Darmstadt 98. Retrieved 3 August 2015. 

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